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Mechanical Components

Learn about the design and testing of mechanical components in medical devices, including MEMS pressure sensors, connectors, wires, and cables.

Products: Motion Control
Stepper Motor

The IDEA stepper motor drive platform from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) now has the capability of communication using an RS-485 data protocol. The RS-485 protocol is suitable for long data transmissions and...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Antivibration Mounts

The V12Z06MA Series of conical antivibration base mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) are designed to dampen shock and vibration for compression loads up to 1632 kgf (3598 lbf). Their metric...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rotary Encoders

POSITAL, a unit of FRABA Inc. (Hamilton, NJ), now offers absolute rotary encoders with a combined interface that enables simultaneous communication of both absolute and incremental rotary position data. The new interface...

Today, engineers are successfully attacking problems from vibrational loosening to joint fatigue with a self-locking fastener called Spiralock, whose effectiveness has been validated in published...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mechanical Components for Demanding Applications

Advanced medical device designs are evolving rapidly and demand higher standards for medical equipment reliability. Applying linear motion components to these medical applications yields the...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thermopile Detector

Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) has released the DigiPile thermopile detector with digital output, combining an MEMS-based sensing element with a fully integrated low noise amplifier, A/D converter, and integrated...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Leadscrew Table and Ring Bearings

The drylin® HTSP-FF leadscrew table from igus (East Providence, RI) includes a quick-release nut that makes format adjustments faster and easier by reducing the number of revolutions required to position...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-Current Spring Pins

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) has added three large-scale, high-current spring pins to its family of ruggedized spring-loaded products. These rugged spring pins are rated at 9 amps and designed with unique termination...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hardware Mounting Kits

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives for limited space design/installation applications. Each mounting kit includes all the hardware required to mount a...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Keylock Switches

NKK Switches (Scottsdale, AZ) has introduced the CKM Series of high security keylock switches for panel mount applications. The switches feature high reliability due to a vertically rotating switching mechanism,...

Products: Motion Control
Miniature Air Motors

Pro-Dex (Irvine, CA) offers miniature air motors for medical, robotic, and industrial use with stall torques from 2.8 in-oz to 1200 in-oz and free speeds of 7 RPM to 40,000 RPM. They feature a ¾" diameter barrel to fit...

Products: Motion Control
3D Product Catalog

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has launched an expanded 3D catalog that includes its electronic and control valve miniature pneumatic lines. Clippard Minimatics are used in control, interface, sensing, logic, and actuation functions in a broad range of applications and industries including medical equipment...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Rail Platform

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) has introduced the Kerk® RGS/RGW linear rail platform, now including a 180° folded-over motorized design that allows for a small footprint linear actuator system. The...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Magnetic Reed Switches

Standex Electronics (Cincinnati, OH) offers a range of microminiature magnetic reed switches suitable for hearing aids, pill cams, bone shavers, and other surgical and medical devices. Custom components are also...

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